Sunday, June 9, 2019

We just joined the 900K club!!

A BIG "Thank You" to everyone that has supported, and continues to support and visit our blog...whether you have been with us from the beginning or you've just recently joined the journey, we would like to thank each and every one of you for your support.  

We started blogging about our frugal family's journey roughly 57 months ago, on March 15, 2014. Our blogging journey started out as a hobby and simply a way to keep on track of our progress. Flash forward 5 years and roughly 2 month later, I am thrilled to announce that because of each and every one of our readers, we just reached yet another milestone.  Just yesterday, our blog crossed over the 900K mark! Although we are not as active as we had been during the past, its humbling to see we still have some loyal followers whom continue to click on our posts to see how we are doing on our journey to financial independence. Old or new, we thank each and every one of your for your loyalty and support.    

It took approximately 15 months to reach our first milestone of 100,000 page visits to our blog. The next milestones took:

As you all may or may not already know, we have found a few side hustles that was simply more lucrative than blogging so we decided to switch gears about a year and half ago. Nevertheless, as of yesterday, our blog had seen a total of 901,261 all time pageviews! 

Since I am somewhat of a stats nerd, below are some additional stats behind our 800,000 visits.

Top Referring Sites

Google searches and internal cross links within our posts play a vital role in our blog traffic. But we also want to recognize and give special thanks to our twitter followers, as well as My Dividend PipelineCaptain Dividend Passive Income Pursuitand Rockstar Finance for the traffic from your respective blogs. Lastly, although not present on the list above, I would like to also thank a few other fellow blogger and friends, Roadmap2RetireDividend Diplomats, and Dividend Hawk for your continued support and friendships.

Also, thanks to all that have tweeted or re-tweeted our posts.  Our additional presence and our followers on Twitter continues to keep our blog relevant. In case you would like to follow us on Twitter, we can be found under: @FrugalFamilyof4.  I'm proud to say that we currently have 2030 1,971 followers on Twitter. That is 59 new followers since our last milestone post on January 25, 2019.

Most Popular Page Visits

Our top three most popular page visits are: 1) Dividend Stocks Portfolio with 30,743 page views; 2) Blogroll with 16,062 page views; 3) 2015 - Collection of Recent Buys with 14,193 page views and 4) Background with 13,949 page views. 

Most Popular Posts

Our top three most popular posts are: 1) Stocks Added to Collection of Stock Analyses - December 2016 with 28,217 page views; 2) Stocks Added to Collection of Stock Analyses - November 2016 with 28,104 page views; and 3) P2P Accounts (Update) - August 2014 with 12,104 page views. Wow...What a drop from 2nd to 3rd! I'm thinking we might need to bring back the Collection of Stock Analyses!? What do you all think?

Top Page Views By Countries

We are tremendously grateful that our blog has seemed to have a worldwide presence as evident by the chart above.  However, the top page views to our blog came from the following top four countries: 1) United States was the clear leader with 556,794 page views; 2) An Unknown Region was in second with 56,313 page views; 3) Germany was in third with 33,392 page views; 4) Russia rounds out the top four with 30,653 page views.  

Canada and Russia are neck and neck!  It will be interesting to see if they trade places in the next milestone post.  Also, Unknown Region had jumped three spots during this last milestone as it was previously in fifth place.  Will it continue to gain page views at a similar pace and further distance itself from third and fourth place? You'll just have to wait and see. :)

Its fun to look at the stats and maybe even create a little friendly competition with them.  But the reality is, near or far, first or tenth, we truly value each and every reader.  Thank you for visiting!! Our blog and posts received the page views they did because of you (our readers and fellow bloggers).  Thank you for reading and/or sharing our post with others. We truly appreciate each and every one of you for the support! Stay tuned as we strive for the next milestone...the BIG  1 MILLION PAGE VIEWS!!




  1. AFFJ -

    Wahoo!!! Nice job and a big milestone. We all know what the next one is... LETS GET IT!


    1. Thanks Lanny. Yes!! Can't wait to reach the 1 Million Milestone. :) Thanks for your friendship and support. AFFJ

  2. Congrats on the milestone! And thank you for sharing so candidly so that we fellow bloggers can see light at the end of the tunnel on gaining traffic and traction. Have you found that your choice of topics has changed over time now that you know more what posts get traffic? I always struggle between writing about what I'm feeling in the moment v. what I see gets more traffic.

    1. My posts have definitely changed throughout the years. From my experience though, the posts or items on your website that links to other pages, chart or portfolio seems to drive the most traffic. Other than that, pace yourself for the long ride. Many bloggers simply get burned out, do your best to ensure that doesn't happen to you. Keep it real and you'll do just fine. Best wishes and continued success!! AFFJ

  3. Congrats AFFJ! Closing in on 1M!!!! I just checked for my own blog and Blogger has the life time views at 3M+. If only I could have found a way to turn each view into $1, or $0.10, or even $0.01. Have you written about your more lucrative side hustles? I'm going to start looking into other possibilities as well because every $ counts. All the best and congrats again on the milestone!

    1. 3+ million is awesome traffic! To get even .01 would be nice! Unfortunately, we haven't even come close to making .01 from each visitor. We'd love to just get that! haha

      As for our side hustles, we haven't really written about them but may consider it because they are certainly contributing to our family's journey towards FI. Blogging is fun and still a nice outlet but some of our side hustles have a much better return for time spent. :)

      Take care buddy. Best wishes and continued success on your journey!